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chilling confession. a brooklyn man admits the brutal murder of an 8-year-old biwho got lost as he walked home alone from day camp for the first time. this morning why the alleged killer says he did it. enough is enough. president obama reportedly walks out of the most contentious meeting yet to reach a deficit deal amid a w warning that failure to act may cost the u.s. its top credit rating. and head of the class. the u.s. women's soccer team gives another dramatic late goal to announce at the world cup.
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and now they're in the finals for the first time in 12 years today, thursday, july 14th, for the first time in 12 years today, thursday, july 14th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and ann curry. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and welcome to "today." i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. this case in brooklyn has shaken this city, the murder of this 8-year-old boy. >> it's shaken anyone thinking about this as a parent, the victim just 8 years old, begged his parents to be allowed to walk home from summer camp by himself. they finally agreed. police say it was just happen stance that he asked a man for help who would wound up killing him. >> also ahead, a new consider morning tied to that phone hacking scandal in britain.
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lawmakers here are calling for their own investigation. we'll have details on that plus do you know how to secure your cell phone to pry veevent peopl from hacking it? we'll run through four things you need to know. >> sounds like timely advice. also this morning, daniel radcliff will be here, the star of the successful harry potter chan fr franchise. it's already set the record for advanced ticket sales. daniel will be opening up about the series and also a very personal issue that he's admitted he's struggled with. >> we want to begin with that chilling confession of the alleged killer of an 8-year-old boy. jeff rossen is in brooklyn with details on this and we should warn you that some of the details are disturbing, jeff. >> reporter: they sure are. this 8-year-old boy asked his parents over and over again, can i please just walk home from summer chasm aamp all by himsel.
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they finally said yes. it was only about seven blocks. they even ran through it and practiced it together. but when the boy did it all by himself on monday, he walked right down this street and something went wrong. he got lost right over here at this intersection. he asked a stranger for directions. and police say that man took him and then killed him. wednesday night, thousands mourned the loss of a little boy. these are the last images ever taken of 8-year-old leibby kletzky, surveillance video showing him walking down the sidewalk on the way to meet his mom. he took a wrong turn and police say asked a man for directions. you can see him walk behind him. minutes later they walk back and police say lei bcht by gets into the man's never to be seen again. >> very nice boy.
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very nice boy. >> reporter: after days of searching, police got a tip from a dentist's office on the block where leibby disappeared. police rushed to the home of 35-year-old levi aron. >> when detectives asked where the boy was, aron nodded toward the kitchen where they observed blood. >> reporter: law enforcement sources say he confessed saying he drove him to a wedding, then brought him to his house where he watched tv and then fell asleep. the next day, he saw flyers about leibby's disappearance and told them i panicked and was afraid, went for a towel to smother him. police say the boy's body was dismembered with body parts pound found in the suspect's freezer and a nearby dumpster. police sources say the confession ends, i understand this may be wrong and i'm sorry for the hurt that i have caused.
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>> i'm still in shock. i need time to process what's happening in this neighborhood. >> reporter: this is a tight knit community where orthodox jews live together and protect each other. his accused killer was an orthodox jew. >> this was not some stranger, someone within the community. >> reporter: aron lived with his father, worked at a hardware store. he's divorced, onces married to this woman. >> i never once saw anything out of the ordinary or anything like that ever. >> reporter: aron's lawyer had only this to say. >> our condolences to the family of the victim. we'll let the judicial process take its course. no further comment. >> reporter: aron is clarharged with second-degree murder and investigators may actually dig up his backyard later today searching for evidence of other crimes. >> jeff rossen for us in brooklyn this morning. thank you very much.
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it's five after the hour. here's ann. now to washington and the heated showdown over raising the debt ceiling. both sides will be back to the negotiating table later this afternoon this after lawmakers received a dire warning about what could happen to the nation's credit rating if a deal is not reached. kristen welker is at the white house for us. >> reporter: just when you thought the debt talks couldn't get uglier, they did on wednesday with both sides admitting the discussion became a bit combative at times. wall street is worried about washington. late wednesday, moody's, one of the nation's big three credit rating agencies, warned it might have to lower the country's top notch credit rating if lawmakers don't come it an agreement soon on raising the debt ceiling. this a starnlgts moodeddy's said its action was prompted by the possibility that the debt limit will not be raised in time to prevent a missed payment on u.s.
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bonds with a small but rising risk of a short-lived default. economists say if the aaa rating is lowered, it would throw the financial markets in to chaos and the cost of were rowing would go up for everything from mortgages to car loans. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke warned -- >> i think the worst outcome is that at some point, you know, we default on the debt and that would creates a i said before a huge financial calamity. >> reporter: sources say the president knew about the moody's warning as he headeded in to wednesday's meet which go all sides have described as very tense. republican majority leader eric cantor quoted the president as saying, i have reached the point where i say enough. would ronald reagan be sitting here? i've reached my limit. mr. obama then left saying i'll see you tomorrow. but the two sides couldn't enagree about what happened in the meeting. according to cantor, the president got veriage stated and stored out. but a democratic aide calls
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cantor's account overblown. the aide also says it was cantor who rudely enter represented the president three times. and there was even rancor outside the meeting.represented president three times. and there was even rancor outside the meeting. boehner said dealing with the democrats is a lot like dealing with jello. today the topic will being taxes. president obama said on friday he wants lawmakers to figure out whether they want for pursue this deficit reduction package or whether they want to take another course. >> all right, kristen welker this morning. thanks. jim cramer is the the host of cnbc's "mad money." good morning. worst case scenario, the dweel is pot reached and the u.s. credit rating is lowered. what happens next? >> at that point, interest rates will go up because foreign countries, foreign banks, what they do is they sell any sort of sovereign bond, that's what you're u.s. debt is called. when they see debt ratings. so housing probably slows down, job creation definitely slows down. stock market probably gets hit, too.
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>> so you're saying on august 3rd, what happens in the markets? >> we will have a selloff for everything other than gold. the dollar will agree down. and you have to expect to repeal some of the gains we've had shathis year. >> you say even just the warning from moody will cause a little bit of a selloff today? >> i certainly don't think that panic is the right thing to do here. this is a shot across the bow. you have to understand the ratings agency predicament. when the federal reserve chairman comes on and talks about a financial calamity, when the president talks about social security checks, they can't be oblivious. they're doing their job. let's hope that congress and the president do their job. >> we're just talking about how it's going to affect main street and wall street, but yesterday michele bachmann said it's simply not true that if the debt ceiling isn't raised we will lose the full faith and credit of the united states. so who is right on this? >> i'm from wall street. i deal with people and used to
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be a big buyer and serld of bonds. when you're the chinese, they're our largest debt holder. they're not talking or listening to michele bachmann. they're listening to very prudent treasury officials that say we don't need this junk, let's sell. that's how rates go up. >> so what is the bottom line for the so-called recovery? >> if you're trying to create jobs, which we december pret desperately need to do, you'd do the exact opposite of what's happening in washington. any resolution will create job growth, will create a level of certainty that we don't have right now. >> so basically looking at all that, your gut on whether they'll get a deal? >> i think they have to get a deal. the financial calamity that ben bernanke talks about is a reality. so without a deal, nothing looks that good in this country. >> on that note, jim cramer, thank you so much. and you can catch jim on "mad money" week nights at 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. eastern time on
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cnbc. it is now 7:10. here is matt. there's been a new arrest in the phone hacking scandal in britain, as members of congress are causing for an investigation to determine if any misconduct happened here in the united states. stephanie gosk is in london with the details on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a 60-year-old man arrested at his home this morning is neal wallace, a former deputy editor of news much tof the world. we're also learning rebecca brooks has agreed to testify in front of parliament next week. so far rupert and his younger son, james, have declined that invitation. even after the phone hacking scandal forced news corp to pull out of the biggest merger deal in its history -- >> order, order! >> reporter: politicians unleashed another withering tirade in the halls of parliament. >> law breaking often on an
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industrial scale at its worst dependent on leaks with the british criminal underworld. >> reporter: journalism in this country will never be the same again. david and hundreds of others lost their jobs when news corp suddenly shut down the news of the world. >> it's open season against the british media now. they've drawn blood and i think they're going in for the kill. >> reporter: the scandal has rocked the second largest media company in the world. and is now spreading across the atlantic. there are calls on capitol hill for separate u.s.-led investigations. if news of the world bribed british police officers as alleged, murdock's company may have broken u.s. law. >> news corp is an american corporation. and they are bound by american laws regardless of where the offense takes place.
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>> reporter: u.s. politicians are also latching on to an up confirmed report that news of the world hacked phones belong to go 9/11 victims. >> anyone who did this really forget the legality just in terms of the morality of this, it's just beyond the pale. >> reporter: the 9/11 allegations appeared in the daily mirror on sunday in light of congressional concerns, we called news international and they told us they have seen no evidence that those allegations are true. matt? >> all right, stephanie gosk in london. thanks as always. martin bashir, good to have you here. sometimes when i have you, i like to just ask the simplest question first because you spend a lot of time as a journalist in the uk and here in the united states. >> i worked for the sunday times between 1984 and 1985. >> exactly. so as you've watched this story unfold, what jumps out at you? >> it's the power of rupert murdock. it's hard to imagine the power
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that he excerpted on politicians. imagine the combination of jack abramoff and james whitey bulger. and what he had was the power to reward and to punish. so for example in 2004 when an mp stood up and she said she thought having seminaked women on page three was something we shouldn't do anymore, they sent 27 seminaked people to her office and called her fat, frumpy and dumpy. coercion by humiliation. >> but look at what's happened over the last week or so. these politicians who used to have a very close some would say enze incest chew us relationship with murdock are running as fast as they can away from him. >> it's a massive problem. remember, the sun and news of the world were the only papers that made any money.
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but they desperately wanted bskyb because it's the television arm that makes the billions of pounds and now he's had to withdraw. >> the politicians wouldn't support it, but do you think that deal is now dead because the people in murdock's organization understand that there is probably more damaging evidence about to come out? >> when they did the inquiry in 2007, they said there was one rogue reporter and about eight people had been hacked. yesterday i spoke to a senior officer at the metropolitan police who said 4800 people's phones had been hacked and they haven't even started to get to the bottom of the things that have been done. >> this has pulled back a curtain, if actual, and exposed a very dark side of tab employed jou tabloid journal himself. senators are writing letters to eric holder and the congressmen writing to mr. mueller at the
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fbi. is this a standard practice for tabloid newspapers here in the u.s.? >> it's hard to know, but imagine they said one reporter but now it was clearly widespread. are you telling me that people who work in that organization in this country have never ever used the same tactics? they may not have, but at the end of the day, the pressure to deliver the kind of stories, the kind of access -- remember, we're talk about the prime minister disabled son's medical records. he stands up in the house of commons yesterday and he says the sunday times newspaper paid a criminal to procure those records. now, we can't confirm whether that's true. but that's the level of interest that people have. and when stories kept appearing in tabloid papers, you had to ask yourself, how did they get that story? after i interviewed princess diana in 1995, we had our third
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child in '96, and she was incubated after birth because she had problems with her lungs. within two day, two journalists attempted to get into the ward, both working for the sun newspaper. how did they know when nobody else knew that our daughter, who was just two days old, was unwell? >> clearly someone had access they shouldn't have had. martin bashir, always good to have you here. thanks very much. 17 after the hour. you can catch martin's show weekdays at 3:00 p.m. on msnbc. let's get a check of the other headlines from natalie at the news desk. good morning, everyone. investigators in india are searching for answers today after wednesday's triple bombings that rommed mumbai, killing at least 18 and wounding more than 100 others. michelle kozinski joins us from mumbai. >> reporter: the bombs that went
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off in this neighborhood, it was right next to a playground where the kids had just gone home and now the question is who did this and why. there are similarities to past attacks, fwhbut no one has clai responsibility and nothing is being ruled out. the blast seemed to have been coordinated to kill and maim as many innocent people as possible. during rush hour in places full of workers, leaving carnage in the streets, survivors trying to save the wounded. the first just before 7:00 p.m. at a jewelry bazaar. then a minute later, another in a wealthy business district. >> translator: everyone was soaked in blood. there was a lot of confusion. >> reporter: about ten minutes after the first, a third bomb in a busy nearby neighborhood. >> this was a coordinated attack by terrorists. >> reporter: it is the fourth large scale attack on the business part of india in eight
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years. the worst since the 2008 siege by pakistani militants on hotels. many here haven't felt secure since and mumbai is once depend on high again on high alert flp is no indication that militants played a role in this and pakistan has condemned the bombing just as these two countries have started talking again about their differences. natalie. >> michelle kosinski, thank you. secretary of state hillary clinton heads to turkey today as she kicks off a 12 day diplomatic world tour. topping her to-do list, be inning national pressure on moammar gadhafi. wednesday clinton said gadhafi's days in power are, quote, numbered. a water war is being waged on capitol hill where the house has pass the a bill that would cut the epa's pourer to overrule state's decisions on water
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quality. the white house threatened to veto the bill saying it would undo four decades of progress in protecting the water supply. whether she or won't she? sarah palin says she'll announce her plans for the 2012 presidential race in late august or early september. what she is saying now, though, is she believes she could beat president obama and could not see herself campaigning for one of the current republican candidates. the weekend is coming early to space where astronauts will get time off today. nasa's final shuttle has been in orbit now for nearly a week delivering food and supplies to the space station for the next year and today crewses from both "atlantis" and the space station will take a break from unpacking to kick back about 220 miles above earth. for the first time since 1999, the u.s. women's soccer team is headed to the world cup finals in germany. team usa beat france thanks to abby wombach again for a tie
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breaking header and then alex morgan scored yet again another goal taking the u.s. to a 3-1 victory. they will face off japan at the finals on sunday. we will all be watching and cheering them on. it is now 7:20. we turn it back over to ann and matt. incredible game again yesterday. >> i think a lot of people will be watching that game on sun
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and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you so much. coming up just ahead, new details on the disappearance of utah mother susan powell who has been missing for 19 months. early on, her husband was named a person of interest. now that man's father is speaking out for the first time and we'll hear frhear from him. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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just ahead, we'll talk about the dangers of synthetic marijuana sold legally to teenagers. one mother who blame it is for her son's tragic death shares her emotional story. plus daniel radcliffe opens up in a live interview about the latest "harry potter" movie. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience
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to 55 million more americans, many in small towns and rural communities, giving them a new choice. we'll deliver better service, with thousands of new cell sites... for greater access to all the things you want, whenever you want them. it's the at&t network... and what's possible in here is almost impossible to say. >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am stan stovall. time for a check on the morning commute. >> a few problems, but thankfully, we are looking better than last check. we have accident at beaver dam road and mccormack wrote. the accident itself is clear.
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probably a better right in that area now. this delay begins approaching 795 to edmondson. slow go out to the northeast. 36 miles per hour approaching the beltway northeast. artscape closures in effect until tuesday. watch for those in the mount royal cultural district. baltimore national pike, normal delays on the outer loop. all volume-related. in the white marsh area, not at all. it looks a little heavier northbound. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. tony has a check on the forecast. >> beautiful start this thursday morning. cold front got rid of the heat and humidity. lots of sunshine, less humid.
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nice breeze out of the northwest. seven-day forecast, another nice one tomorrow. it gets warmer over the weekend. 89 on saturday, 93 on sunday. next chance for rain may be a couple scattered thunderstorms on monday and tuesday. it is going to get hot next week, so enjoy the beautiful weather while it is here. >> check the bottom of your screen for updated news and traffic information. back at 7:55 with another live update.
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7:30 on a thursday morning. 14th of july, 2011. you could not ask for a better day here in the northeast. you're looking at a shot from the top of the rock over central park here in manhattan up to the upper west side. and in the background there, the george washington bridge spanning the hudson river. very pretty day. and down at street level, people gathered on our plaza. we'll head outside in a couple of minutes.
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big concert tomorrow. we've got chris brown performing live on the plaza in our 8:30 half hour. that's tomorrow morning friday, here on "today." meanwhile inside studio 1a, i'm matt lauer alongside ann curry. and just ahead, a dangerous new concern for parents. >> we're talking about a so-called synthetic marijuana that teens can easily buy. so coming up, we'll hear from one grieving mother who believe that this is responsible for her son's death. she'll be speaking out about what every parent should know. >> also ahead with all the news about celebrities, politicians and crime victims having their cell phones hacked by tabloid papers and reporter, how easy is for it to actually happen? just ahead, thousand protect yourself from getting hacked. >> i know i'll be listening. and six months from today, we'll be celebrating our 50th anniversary. the show's anniversary.
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you can believe it's been 60 years? yes, we are that old. coming up, a look pack. >> it's been an extraordinary run. let's begin with the disappearance of susan powell. she left behind her husband, josh, and their two young boys. keith morrison has new details. keith, good morning. >> good morning. you know, it's just one of those baffling stories. you know there's a tragedy lying at the heart of this, but what? is there any chance she's aleve or is she dead? this has divided two families bitterly, eats put deep suspicions on susan's husband, but up until now, nobody has heard his side of the story, the powell family theories about what happened to susan. it has been 584 days since susan powell, wife of alt yeeight yea
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devoted mother, vanished. the last time anyone saw her, december 7th, 2009. the circumstances of her disappearance, very strange. husband josh reports leaving the family house after midnight to take charlie and braden, then 2 and 4, on a mid winter camping trip into the desert in below zero temperatures leaving susan asleep at home. and by morning, she was gone. all that was left, a wet spot on the floor in the living room and this long running mystery. early on, josh was named a person of interest, but the police haven't made a public statement in months. nor has josh who took the boys and moved in with his dad near seattle. the family refusing all interview requests. until now. >> people didn't know that there are two distinct sides of susan. >> reporter: this is josh's father, steve. his theory? susan left her little boys and
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husband without saying good-bye and either killed herself or more like ran off with another man. more to susan than left the eye, said steve. >> you know, she was very, you know -- as i say, kind of an open person in a sexual way. and i think with the opposite sex. >> reporter: steve powell says he feels comfortable making such statements because he's read susan powell's private journals, over 2,000 pages of susan's mostlied a less ept musings until the age of 20. so >> when susan was growing up, there was a lot of emotional abuse in the home. she talked to us about that, she talked to josh about that. >> reporter: steve paints a picture of an uneven woman, sexually aggressive from a very early age, prone to bouts of rage. he speaks of susan decompensating, slowly spirling out of control until he claims she left on her own for who really knows who or what.
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>> and it's difficult for us to understand why she would walk away from them. it's difficult for us to understand why she would walk away from her parents, why she would walk away from josh. when you start reading her journal, josh says she was suicidal. >> reporter: all of they says it will be evident when they post the journal entries on a new website, a development susan's parents call hurtful and disgusting. >> i just want to make it clear that shed not leave her family, she was pot sexual not sexually being a sif or -- those allegations are completely baseless. >> you're pretty angry that the father-in-law decided it was his right to read those journals. >> absolutely. he had no right to do it. it's unconscionable that he would do it. i just cannot believe he would do that type of thing. and then to try and publish it and try to use that to attack my daughter? >> reporter: but the powells steadfast in josh's innocence are undeterred.
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>> we know where where we stand. we sleep well at night. we don't feel any guilt for anything that has to do with susan's disappearance. >> meanwhile, there have been numerous searches in the utah desert. they have turned up nothing at all. the police have said not a thing and both families wait for some sort of breakthrough and an end to the mystery of what happened to susan powell. >> as do we all. keith morrison, thank you very much. we appreciate it. let us get a check of the weather now. al is out in los angeles. good morning. today's weather is brought to you by certified service. expert service right at your chevrolet, buick, gmc and cadillac dealer. >> and good morning. we've had some powerful storms rolling through the rockies. take a look at what happened this denver yesterday. they had a big storm move through. several streets closed because
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of flooding and debris blowing all over. a lot of cars damaged because of that hail coming on down. we'll have a risk of strong storms there again today. but as we show you what's going on as far as your forecast is concerned, we are expecting to see more sunshine here in the east, a slight risk of strong storms to the north of the rockies, wet weather in the pacific northwest. sunny skies, triple digit heat continues in the southwest with multiday heat advisories in effect. some of these heat advisories go right on into the weekend. that >> outstanding stretch of weather over the next few days. this morning, temperature is very comfortable. sunshine is our forecast. high-temperature a
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and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you. a woarning to parents about the growing use of synthetic marijuana. it is sold as incense, but kids are smoking it thinking they're getting a legal high. now there is increasing evidence that its he anything but safe and can even be deadly. john yang is in aurora, illinois with details. john, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. it was one month ago today that 19-year-old matt dobner came speeding down the road, blew through the air, side swiped the tree, and sailed into this house. he was killed. police cooperate figure out what happened, but now his mother is blaming something called synthetic marijuana.figure out happened, but now his mother is blaming something called synthetic marijuana.
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for karen, her youngest child was just about perfect. >> max was one in a million. he was the best son could you ever imagine. i was so blessed. >> reporter: so something didn't add up when a sheriff's detective called her early one evening to say that the 19-year-old had died in a car crash. speeding through a spot sign and crashing in to a 2-year-old's bedroom. the car was going so fast that the engine broke free and slammed through four more rooms. luckily no one was inside. >> it was -- the worst moment of my life. >> reporter: at the hospital, her oldest son had something to tell her. >> he said max called me right before he died and said i smoked some legal stuff. i smoked that legal stuff. and my heart is pounding and i'm having a panic attack.
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>> reporter: white autopsy reports haven't been released yet, karen says that legal stuff was synthetic marijuana. it's sold in gas stations, convenience stores and liquor stores like the one we visited with a hidden camera. it's an estimated $5 billion a year business. it's treated with various chemical compounds, that's what gives it its kick. as soon as one formulation is banned, manufacturers change the ingredients, keeping one step ahead of the law. >> i think the people that sell this, i look at them as far as i'm concerned just like i look at a gang-banger with a pound of heroin and gun in his hand. >> reporter: this is what it looks like. the active ingredient is something that mimics the key greents in marijuana, and it can't be detected by any standard drug test. the packages are clearly labeled not for human consumption, but word of its off label use has clearly spread. youtube videos review the
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effects of smoking various brands. this one called zero gravity promises a state of floating and weightlessness, the feeling of being in outer space. these two young men, age 19 and 20, had much different experiences. we've hidden their identities at their request. >> it messes with your head so much, you become extremely paranoid and so you that lose nature. >> i felt like my head was changing shape and trying to get away to the feeling. >> reporter: karen believes that can lead to defense investigation stating consequenc consequences. she's setting up a nound days to spread the world. >> i think max wanted to make a difference in the world an i'm hoping we can do that for him. >> reporter: d.ea officials say the product varies widely from brand to brand, but they say some of the synthetic marijuana they've gotten their hands on is as much as 100 times more potent than regular marijuana. >> john yang, important
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information. thank you so much this morning. coming up next, harry potter's daniel rad which i have on his new movie and his personal struggle. plus in the wake of that tabloid scandal in britain, how to tell if your phone has been hacked. ♪ [ upbeat ]
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we're back at 7:44. we've been telling you an awful lot about that massive scandal in great britain. at least one tabloid accused of hacking the cell phones of politicians, even a murder victim. so you might be wondering how easy is it for your phone to get hacked? mario armstrong is a digital expert. you want to get people nervous, you start peopling about people's privacy. so let's start with that question. how easy is to get hacked? >> unfortunately, it's too easy. you can think about it, number one, so much much us are carrying smart phones today. there's been a 60% increase over
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the last year. and these things have operating systems, they run software. they're like digital wallets. so people can access your account which can then change services or they can have you download software on to your phone. >> what does a hacker need or reporter need to adequately hack into your phone? how sophisticated is the equipment? >> it's not. a lot of people think it takes a lot. >> secret agent stuff. >> yeah, fbi level stuff. no, it's not. just calling your cellular account, getting a bill out of your trash could easily give anyone enough information or just knowing the phone number is enough information to call the carrier to try to have some things changed. >> so you're sitting at home or out on the street and you're using your cell phone and someone is targeting you, what can they getting a says to? your choice mai your voice mail? >> yes. >> can they listen to the phone calls i'm making while i'm making them? >> there's been a lot of
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discussion about tapping. i would say there's some technology out there that could be used illegally. so, no, i don't think that's the biggest concern. >> can they getting a says to my contacts, the names and addresses i have store order my smart phone? >> i didnany data is susceptibl. >> and what about the pinking oig where they can figure out where you are? doctor s >> absolutely. gps is easy to get to. >> four major tips to avoid getting hacked. the first is use a pin code for your cell cellulular account. >> most people fail on this. you ask them to place a pin code so when you call in, they have to -- >> calls into your voice mail? >> calls in to your cellular account. >> so they can't call and say,
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hey, it's matt lauer. i need information. >> right. you can change settings and i can have voice mail messages rerouted or have them e-mailed to me. >> you think that you should set up a strong lock code on your phone. that's the code i punch in just to use the phone. >> just to use the phone itself. and they also don't do this on -- many of the phones have a standby feature, so when it goes to sleep, you can say when it wakes up, it should be in a locked state. >> have a different strong password to access your e-mail. >> this is the weakest link. because everything routes back to e-mail. if you have to reset your password for any account, where do you get the information? typically in your e-mail. so the stronger the password on your e-mail, the better. you want at least t10 or 12 characters. georgia researchers found in two hours they could crack an 8 character password. >> and finally, know what you're downloadi
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downloading. >> because we love apps on our devices. we're quick to download them, but no one's really fact checking the apps and they could have malicious software installed on that game or app. >> and if this were my smart phone, is there any way i can use this phone to find out if it has been hacked? >> great question. i would say number one review your bills. it's not something where you can -- >> you can't tell if someone's been in there? >> you can run diagnostics, but number one, you want to check your bills to see if there's anything added to the account. and if people are telling you they're leaving voice mail messages and you're not getting them, that could be a tell tale sign. >> fascinating information. thank you very much. coming up, we'll look back at 60 years of history making events here on "today." but first, these messesages. [ elevator bell dings ]
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#:00 on this thursday morning. it's the 14th day of july, 2011. we're giving camera time to everyone who's come down to the plaza. a lot of people. and we're glad to have them. and tomorrow here on "today," our cameras will be focused on r&b superstar chris brown. he'll take the stage. but this morning is all about this man. harry potter himself, daniel radclif
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radcliffe. a lot of people excited to see him. and meantime i'm ann curry along with matt lauer. >> he's here promoting the last "harry potter" movie. he has really done so well for himself. >> that's right. the last movie of the series. it's been ten years since we started watching those movies. he's here to talk about that. but also also, we'd continue our series where we're counting down -- counting down to the 60th anniversary of the "today" show. and this morning we'll take a look back at some of the history that we have covered during those six decades. and it is a fascinating look back. >> a lot of serious topics, but fun, as well.
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and also it's the season for vacations. sometimes it's a real hassle to get all your family in the car, whether driving or flying or taking the train. so the question is how can you minimize the stress. that's the question of the day. we'll try to answer it so that everyone can have a good time. >> and you know what's tough when you're flying on a plane? if you're sitting next to someone like this. let's go inside. natalie has a check of the headlines. good morning, everyone. frustration boiled over at wednesday's budget meeting between president obama and congressed a alwaleeders. the president reportedly left abruptly declaring enough is enough. he wants the group to decide tomorrow if they will continue to work on a long term deficit reduction package to prevent default. officials in india say they had no intelligence warnings before wednesday's coordinated bomb beings in mumbai.
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three separate explosions killed 18 and wounded more than 130. several u.s. senators are asking for a federal investigation of rupert murdock to see about his news corporation tried to hack the phones of 9/11 victims in this country. on wednesday, outrage over the phone hacking scandal forced murdock to abandon his bid to take over the uk's biggest paid television broadcaster. police have new york are investigating whether the suspect in the murder of an 8-year-old boy is tied to other crimes. thousands of mourners attended last night's funeral for the young victim. police say the boy got lost on his walk home from day camp and asked for directions from a man who they say ended up killing him. and now here's write brian williams with a look at what's coming up tonight on "nightly news." >> we want to show you what happens in this economy when they make 1800 jobs available at a ford plant in louisville, kentucky and do it by lottery.
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we'll take you there when we see you tonight. back to you. >> thank you, brian. now for a look at what's trending today, what has you talking on line. another exciting victory wednesday for the u.s. women's world cup soccer team. this head are snapped a 1-1 tie. they went on to win 3-1. they face japan in sunday's final prompting this tweet, world cup final, baby. the web is abuzz with rumors of wedding bells. "us weekly" is reporting that brad pitt and angelina jolie will tie the knot this summer. and after days nudging his co-star to accept an invitation to the marine corps ball, now it's justin timberlake's turn. a female marine asked him to be her date. >> i'll ask to you come to the marine corps ball with me on november 12th in washington, d.c. >> and while mila has revealed
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$6.4 billion. but the magic is coming to an end with tomorrow's release of harry potter and the deathly hollows part 2. one final fight between good and evil. >> the aboboy who lived come to die. >> that had to leave a mark. >> a fairly big moment. that is quite dramatic. >> this really represents the final installment of the movie. how do you feel about all this coming to an end? >> it's bizarre. it's been part of all our lives for ten years, so for to suddenly be finishing is very strange.
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but it's been a wonderful -- i've had a wonderful decade and the fact that we're going out on such a high note is wonderful because the film, i'm so proud of it and i haven't been pleased with all the films. particularly number six, i was very open about the fact that i hated my own performance in it. but this film is so far ahead of anything else we've done. >> so you think it's the best? >> by such a long way. yeah, it's a fantastic piece of film. >> i actually have to agree with you. you're attending all these premieres, you must be feeling -- is this some part of you that's happy to close this chapter in your life? >> it is very exciting. you can't stay, you know, 11 years old forever. you can't continue doing this franchise for the rest of my life. so, yeah, the fact that -- while
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it is sad on one hand, and i've made a huge number of friends on those film, i'll still know of them and can take them with me into the rest of my life. >> at the same time and not by design, it's come out in a magazine and which you've been very -- it surprised a lot of people. you said, "i became so reliant on alcohol." when was it? >> i'd say from the ages of 18 to 21 was when that period of my life, i stopped drinking in the last year just after i turned 21. yeah, i suppose i just -- it was something that i thought to make myself interesting and to make myself enjoy, you know, my life, i did become very reliant on it
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and i think in's a moment when you realize that something that is ultimately very destructure it difference has crept into being a routine. and so that was the moment when i decided that the amount i was drinking had led knee become to unhappy, and so i stopped with the help of friends and family. and the last year has been a lot more manageable and a lot better. i feel happier. >> peer pressure? being in the spotlight have something to do with that? >> i don't know, to be honest. i don't know that it's something that would have been affected by my life or whether it's something that i would have stumbled upon anyway had i never been harry potter. but i wouldn't put it down to peer pressure at all. if anything, the only pressure that was put on myself to drink and become good at it, which i never achieved, i was always very unsuccessful at it, was put on by myself. >> i see.
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well, on this point of celebrity, let me give you an opportunity to respond to what's been going on, because and you have been under the spot leeligf the tabloids, in addition. regarding the phone hacking scandal, do you have any thoughts about that? >> yeah. it's pretty awful. and the fact that i'm sure it's been going on for a long, long file with actors and celebrities and all that kind of stuff. but people tonigdon't really ca about that and frankly are right not to care about that when you hear that they've tapped in to serviceman's family's phones and now allegations about the 9/11 families, you know, it's pretty abject morality. so, yeah, i mean, it's pretty disturbing. >> you sound angry about it. >> the whole country is. it's kind of a shame that a
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paper that was so particularly with regards to the service men, a paper that was so supportive of the armed forces, that these allegations come out about that paper is so upsetting. i can't imagine what it must be like for the families and all the men and women out serving. it's pretty disgraceful. >> switching gear, we have a little clip of you in the first movie. >> oh, good. >> a clip of you and i think you're pushing -- you're pushing the hog wart's train. >> i was so sweet and cute and adorable. and now it's a real mess. because i didn't -- at that time, i didn't know how annoying i was. i was just sweet all the time.
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>> you were not annoying. i want to ask you one final question about so many people have -- you're surrounded by all these people outside who want attention from you. and even madonna has brought her children trying to get them to meet you. what celebrity would you like to meet? who is your dream -- >> a really good question. who would i like to meet? >> gary oldman i loved meeting. other than that i don't know, i met met michelle obama. she came out to the set. i'm sure there are people i'd love to work with. i get to meet very cool people. >> give us a list if you need any help in making that happen. daniel radcliffe, a pleasure. thank you so much. and harry pot errands the
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we're back with our special series, 60 years of today. six months from today, we'll celebrate the 60th anniversary of this program. >> it was called a window on the world. the major news events have played out right here. ♪
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>> even as we look back at the old shows, we see what nerk was th america was then. >> the days when you realize the power of the "today" show the most, when we're covering the monumental stories of our time. that's the way it's been throughout the show's history. >> students were turned away from a white high school in little rock, arkansas by national guardsmen. >> the supreme court's ruling on the desegregation of schools was a major issue. >> why did you not permit the students to enter the school? >> because if the negros enter the school, then violence will erupt. >> every major news event the last 60 years was covered by the
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"today" show. >> this morning's top news is that america's jets have shot down -- >> let's get out, let's just get out. >> the landing on the moon. >> tranl beig being assassinati. >> the president of the united states is dead. >> dr. martin luther king died violently last night in memphis. >> the elections of presidents. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> what we basically have down here at the mall is a block party. >> the humiliations of presidents. >> i shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow. >> during watergate, had to turn on the "today" show.
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the "today" show was there for every minute of it. >> iranian students continue to hold more than 50 hostages at the american embassy. >> the iranian hostage crisis for all the days that that lasted. >> and the shuttle explosion. >> the death of john lennon. >> lennon was shot and killed last night. >> a big part of my time on the "today" show was the space shuttle program. >> i still can't believe that i'll be going into that shuttle. >> the space shuttle tragedy forever in our memory. >> the teacher. >> the mind reels when you stop and think about all of the dramatic news stories that we've been a part of, the massacre at columbine. it was one of those interviews where within the studio, the world stopped. the world trade center. 9/11 happened on our air. we want to go live and show you a picture of the world trade
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center. we were broadcasting the events of that incredibly difficult morning live. this is the u.s. central command -- sitting in the middle east as war breaks out. >> all three aircraft carriers were involved in last night's attacks. >> these are stories that shape your lives. >> the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden. >> i think people will stop and remember where there were when they heard the news that osama bin laden had been killed. >> bringing that story to the american people is an extraordinary responsibility. >> and we've been just a part of a small portion of those story. >> exactly right. >> and it's sobering really when you think about it the responsibility this broadcast has and also inspiring because we know that this is on this day as we look ahead, there will be so many more stories that we
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need to do a good job on. >> i'll never forget when the chilean miners were brought up and you were will as it was happening. >> and we really are a witness to history on this show. and it is in a way, it's a tremendous honor to be able to share news with people at home. >> 60 years. six months from today. we >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. let's get off and on and check on the morning commute with sarah caldwell. >> finally some improvement to report at fort mchenry. we had an accident in the southbound lanes at the fort mchenry left tube. that is now gone. 22 miles per hour estimate to wait to white marsh. on the outer loop, slow go on
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harrisburg expressway. west side delays on the inner and outer loop. st. paul street, new accident, that one involving a pedestrian. artscape closures in the city. artscape is this began, and around tuesday of next week, all the closures will clear up. southbound 795 as you approach the ball away from, and smells. -- as you approach the beltway from owings mills. we will switch over to eight live view of fort mchenry, where we are still holding onto delays, but both tubes are clear. john collins joins us with a look at the forecast. >> a lot of sunshine out this morning. temperature 71 degrees. humidity this hour is 57%. this number will really drop as the sun gets a higher in the sky and temperatures start to rise. north winds at 9 brings in drier air.
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stormy activity from monday's down to the south. large area of high pressure moving in. that is a set up from a great weekend. sunny, less humid. maybe those should be is. north, northwest winds, 10-15. >> we will have another update at 25 minutes. at 25 minutes.
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we're back at 8:30 on a thursday morning, july 14th, 2011. picture perfect morning in the northeast. not a cloud in the sky. and a wonderful crowd on our plaza. i'm matt lauer along with ann
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curry and natalie morales and we have a big summer concert tomorrow morning right on this spot. chris brown takes to our stage. he'll put on a great show in our 8:30 half hour. meanwhile, coming up, traveling with your family can be a bit of a hassle. but kate maxwell will give us tips on taking the hassle out of family travel. >> and meantime, it's a big morning in hollywood today because the prime time emmy nominations are to be announced. we'll run through the nominees coming up. >> plus we just talked about daniel radcliffe and the final install the of the harry potter movie. you can win a vacation on "today" to universal orlando resort wizarding world of harry potter. for complete rules, just ahead to today daumt. dam.
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>> did you notice it was quiet in the makeup room? >> yes. >> our good friends kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb are not in the building. they're actually in montreal. ladies, what's going on? >> everything. >> it's rocking. >> this is a great spot. we're in this terrific square where it feels very pa reezian. >> it's like going to paris without customs. well, a little customs. but we're doing our whole show there here. live today, on tape tomorrow. we have bare naked ladies. we got in john lennon's bed. who thought it was in montreal? >> and a lot of local stations all interviewed us in that bed.
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>> yes. >> and we're bringing gifts for you guys. >> we always like that. have fun. it already looks like you are. that's the fourth hour of the "today" show this morning live from montreal, canada. i figured. >> very nice. >> see you later. meanwhile, let's get a check of the weather. al is in los angeles this morning. >> maybe the bounties can put them under house arrest. anyway, let's see what's happening for your weekend. in the northeast, it is hooking terrific. we've got beautiful blue skies, sun any sky, warm conditions. wet in the gulf coast, sizzling from texas up into the plains. a few showers in the extreme northwest. and then on sunday, sunday, we are looking at more beautiful weather in the east, more rain in the southeast. hot throughout the mid mississippi and ohio river valleys. >> outstanding stretch of
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weather over the next few days. this morning, temperature is very comfortable. sunshine is our forecast. high-temperature a and that's your latest weather from here in los angeles. back to you. >> thank you very much. we'll talk now with the best of prime time tv. nominations for the 63rd annual emmy awards are being handed out this morning. i think a lot of shows are not in the running this year because they were done last year or they have actors who are not eligible. we'll talk to the editorial director of the hollywood reporter, she's here with
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details. any major headlines? >> there could be a lot of surprises this year. i think there are a lot of hot new shows that did get november natured. that will be a big coup for them. we've seen a lot of shows that have gotten a lot of buzz like the killing on amc, walking dead. everyone's expecting board walk empire, a newcomer, to get nominated. i think you'll see a lot of drama in the drama actress category. it will probably come down to julianna margulies versus katey sagal. i think you'll see a big competition between steve buscemi and john hachl. in comedy, unfortunately there probably won't be that much drama. the only tension there is that you see a lot of actresses who aren't in traditional comedies
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like the big sea on show time, edie falco. those are considered -- they're entered into the race as comedy actresses, so you'll see them competing against amy poehler, tina fey. and the last big thing to watch is steve carell from the office, who has never won an emmy. this is his last chance. and when you look at his whole performance, it's pretty amazing. he'll probably go up against -- his main contender will be jim parsons who won last year. >> sounds like there might be a lot of cheering. and until now, a lot of these year, we pretty much could predict what the nominations are. this is all bets are off. >> all bets are off. cable has gotten per, shows have gotten better, tv is so much better now than even three years ago.per, shows have gotten better, tv is so much better now than even three years ago. so i think that's created an
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environment where there are a ton of wild cards. >> any major snubs we should be watching for? that's the thing people tend to talk about. >> there would be some historic snucks if steve bucemi didn't get nominated. >> we'll get the nominations coming up in a second. janice, stick around. always exciting. we'll have much more ahead. this is "today" on nbc.
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. we're back here in new york getting ready for the emmy nominations. we're joined by skrjanices who giving us a lay of the land. these are not just important as a pat on the back. these can mean the life and death of a show. >> absolutely. if you look at a show like "mad men" a which has been a critical darling but has not a lot of viewers, it's its life line. >> welcome to the 63rd prime time emmy award nomination announcements. television has always been at the forefront of innovation and creativity and this past year has been no exception. our members have worked extra hard in selecting this year's emmy nomnys.
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joining me this morning are melissa mccarthy who stars in the series mike and molly and joshua jackson who stars in the fox broadcasting series fringe. melissa, joshua, thank you so much for being here so early in the morning. >> our pleasure. >> ladies first. >> quite a gentleman. the nominations in the drama series category are -- boardwalk empire, dexter, friday night lights, game of throwns, the good wife, and mad men. >> the nomnys for lead actress in a drama series are kathy baits, harry's law, connie britton, friday night lights, mireille enos, the killing, julianna margulies, the good wife, and elisabeth moss, mad
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men. >> for lead actor in a drama series, the nomnys are steve buscemi, boardwalk empire, kyle chandler, friday night lights, michael c. hall, dexter, jon hamm, mad men, hugh laurie, house, and timothy olyphant, justified. >> no outstanding mini series or movie, the nominees are cinema, the kennedys, mildred pierce, the pillars of the earth, and too big to fail. >> the nomnys for lead actress in a mine any series or movie are henson, taken from me, the difference an any rubin story. diane lane, jean marsh, upstairs downstairs masterpiece, elizabeth mcgovern, masterpiece.
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and kate winslet, mildred pierce. >> the nominees for lead actor in a mini series or movie are alba, luther. lawrence fishburne, william hurt, too big to fail. greg kinnear, the kennedys. barry pepper, the kennedys. and edgar ramirez, carlos. >> the nomnys for outstanding host for a reality or reality competition program are tom bergeron respect dancing with the stars, cat deally, so you think you can dance, phil cogan, amazing race, jeff proebs, survivor, and ryan seacrest, "american idol." >> here are this year's nomnys for reality competition program. the amazing race, "american idol," danci"dancing with the s" project run way, so you think
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you can dance, and top chef. >> the nomnys for variety music or comedy series are the company bert report, conan, "the daily show with jon stewart," late night with jimmy fallon, real time with bill maher, and saturday night live. >> the nomnys for lead actress in a comedy series are edie falco, nurse jackie. tina fey, 30 rock, laura linney, melissa mccarthy, mike and molly. >> oh, my gosh. >> martha plimpton, raising hope. and amy poehler, parks and recreation. >> okay. keep it together.
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the nomnys for lead actor in a comedy series are alec baldwin, 30 rock. lieu advice c.k., steve carell, johnny good laekky, the big bang theory, matt la blanc, and jim parsonss. >> in melissa, let's complete the announcements by bringing back john to announce the final category. >> hello again. the nominations in the comedy series category are the big bang theory, glee, modern family, the office, parks and recreation, and 30 rock. melissa, the academy con grat lates you on your nomination and josh washing thank you so much again for helping us with this. >> my pleasure. >> there's a complete list of all the emmy nominees 00 our website at
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please tune into the fox network on sunday, september 18th, for the live telecast of the 63rd prime time emmys finding out who will take home the emmy. have a great day, everybody. >> so they're all choked up in hollywood over the prime time emmy nominations. janice stuck around. and by the way, a lot of your predictions headed true. congratulations on that. steve buscemi got nam natuominn. anything else jump out? >> kyra sedgwick continue gdid nominated and she was the winner last year. so that's probably the biggest snub of the morning to come -- the show is also in its final season. typically people like to get nominated -- like to give nominations for shows in their final season. >> any surprise to how many of the nominations were for that
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much havemovie series the kenne? >> a shocking number. it had a pretty troubled back story, but i believe i saw at least two or three. that's a huge coup for the kennedys. >> and in the comedy series which was the last category announced, big bang theory, glee, modern family, office, parks and recreation, 30 rock. usually suspects there. >> i'd go back to drama and say the big coup there was game of throwns getting nominated for hbo. that's a show that's not necessarily for the emmy voteth voting audience. it's fantasy which usually gets snubbed. i also think in the comedy actress category, melissa mccarthy getting nominated, that's the first season of mike and molly. there are a lot of strong contenders. i think the snub there was leah
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michelle from glee. >> thank you. coming up next, how to survive your family vacation. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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this morning on today's travel, the ultimate survival guide if family travel. whether by plane, train or automobile, you want to reach your destination with the least amount of hassle. kate maxwell is here with great tips. kate, good to see you. the first thing you say is if you're traveling by plane, it's best -- and you're traveling with kids, the first flight of the day. why? >> because they're less susceptible to delays. with a bit of luck, your child -- you'll get there in time for nap time. >> and you like the idea that in the very early part of the day, the kids are up, they're alert,
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they are able to get through the airports and then fall asleep on the plane. >> who wants to be in the airport with a weather delay and a crank country child. >> and if you're going into the security area, look for the family lines. i didn't even know there was such a thing. >> most airports do have them. they tend to share a line with airline personnel. make sure you get your liquids out so the tsa officer can see them. rules are relaxed for families. >> so you're allowed to bring more because baby formula, things like that? >> exactly. >> what about strollers. i see moms and dads hassling with this all the time. you've got a baby asleep in a stroller. in a family line, do you still have to take that baby out? >> you have to at that time baby out. if your child can walk, walk with them.time baby out. if your child can walk, walk with them. otherwise carry them and do not
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put your child or baby on the belt. this has happened. >> every once in a while, gets you on the bad parents list. you go to a hotel, you think it's a great idea to stock the kitchen but you at the tiyou ge. >> high end hotels do this. you can ask them to stock it with formula, baby food, milk, cereal. >> do they charge you only for the products they buy or do they charge and you surcharge? >> it varies, so check that out. >> but again it means if they put it in the kitchen or hotel room for you, you're not dragging it in your suitcases. >> which costs money. >> trains roomier. you say get a discount. what are available? >> amtrak offers all sorts of family discounts. you have to book more than three days in advance, but search and see what you can find. there are also discounts for veterans, students. if you can, don't pay full
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price. kids under two go for free. >> and don't no get this are luggage restrictions on stratra as well. gr you get two bags under 50 pounds plus a personal item and you can check in up to three bags usually for free, sometimes for a small amount. >> moving on to trips in the family car. you think timing is the key here. pick the right time of the day to get in the car with your kids. >> exactly. you know when your children sleep. feed them, bathe them, put them in their pajamas, they think it's time for bed and hopefully sleep. >> and to avoid hassles on the road, you think it's important to join a roadside assistance program. >> absolutely. it's a begin investment. aaa, all state, gm motors, about $50 a year and they include loads of discounts on hotels, theme park tickets, really good thing to do.
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>> kate maxwell, good to have you here. 8:53. we'll be back on a thursday morning in just a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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just ahead, a panel of professionals weighs in on everything from the first lady's diet to arnold schwarzenegger.
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>> plus the best workout gadgets for summer. >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. firefighters from three different counties called into battle at a two-alarm fire in elkridge. it began 10:30 last night at a commercial building at the 7400 block of washington boulevard. it 45 minutes for crews to get it under control. no reports of any injuries and the cause remains under investigation.
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>> now let's look at the
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forecast with john collins. >> beautiful morning. high temperatures delightful. humidity down. big area of high pressure. that is going to dominate through the weekend. storms in the west are going to be pushed up north. our forecast starting today, sunny skies, less humid. northcom northwest winds at 10- 15. tomorrow, mid-80's. upper 80's by saturday. humidity it begins to increase it by sunday. but back in the 90's, kind of hot and steamy next week. >> we will have another weather update at 9:25.
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